Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:43
Although I don't have an allotment I purchase sundries...fish blood n bone, jeyes, etc etc there. My seed order goes,through them too securing a good discount.
Today I was told the allotment store is closing. Not enough people using it. Even the allotmenteers weren't buying from their own store preferring to use B n Q for example. They can get cheaper Gromore there they said. ,I set about a "lecture" about the effects of using chemical fertilisers on the land, how animal life is killed on contact with the caustic chemicals in Gromore, how plants are force fed into growing big but less sturdy and how organic fertilisers feed the soil and produce stronger, healthier plants. Felt like a teacher in school. Getting into my car I was then asked to present a talk about using natural methods. Hmmmmmm. Out of my depth there methinks but maybe I set a few people re-assessing how they might grow things in the future.
I think most of us here use organic fertilisers....?